Degree Level:
Bachelor of Science

Explore the inner workings of the mind and brain.

Stephens College graduates with a Psychology degree can choose specific tracks that bring basic principles of cognitive, emotional and social processes to help in various career fields.


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Program Features

  • Examine issues in gender, forensic and physiological psychology.
  • Explore how people relate to one another, including through persuasion, conformity, prejudice and discrimination.
  • Conduct original research investigating behavior in laboratory or field studies. Capstones include a research component (excellent for graduate program applications).
  • Get a strong foundation in math and science to analyze and solve case studies.
  • Investigate human behavior in a larger community-wide study, work on articles and attend conferences.
  • Join Psi Chi, the honor society, and take on leadership roles in the field.


Career Pathways

Stephens’ women’s college environment focuses on individual mentoring, critical thinking, career exploration and leadership. Positions in social services as well as academia and the private sector are all options for psychology graduates.

  • Become part of a health care team.
  • Work in a school setting.
  • Take the next step and pursue your M.Ed. in Counseling at Stephens College.
  • Excellent foundation for all types of social service work.
  • A minor in psychology can augment career options for nearly every major.

I aspire to fill the gender gaps in research and applied psychology. As a Stephens student, I am lucky to have great professors who support our passions and push us forward.”

- Kaitlyn Ritchie ’21, psychology major


Meet the Psychology faculty >

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Dr. Eric Marx,
Associate Professor | Psychology Program Chair
(573) 441-5103, Ext. 5103 [email protected] Walter Hall 410

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